It’s 53 Days Til Black Friday!
The lowest price we found on the Samsung Galaxy S III is $179.99 with a 2 year contract at, Best Buy so the Sprint Black Friday 2012 promotion offers $130 in total savings from the current lowest priced deal that we found for that phone.
Black Friday enthusiasts and so-called journalists are buzzing about a list of Black Friday store hours that is being passed around and republished all over the internet. The problem is that despite being completely unsubstantiated, the list is being circulated as fact. We reported on the rumor a few weeks back, but never thought that so many people across the internet would fall for such an obvious fake. Cue facepalm.
How to spot a fake list of Black Friday store hours
Fake news is easy to spot if you’re using common sense.
Black Friday is big business, and there’s no way that any retailer with a marketing and public relations department worth its salt is going to release any piece of their strategy into the wild without a media blitz. Here’s why the store hours lists don’t pass the smell test:
No press releases from the retailers.
Every single move a retailer makes will be wrought in painstaking detail via press releases, complete with quotes from C-level executives and vice presidents of fancy department titles. Where are these press releases? They don’t exist. Believe me, if they did exist then we would have reported the news here immediately.
Black Friday hours have not been posted on retailers’ websites.
A second credible source of Black Friday store hours is the retailer’s website. None of the stores on the circulating list have posted their Black Friday hours on their sites.
No quotes from company representatives.
As a Black Friday news source, we jump at the chance to include quotes in our reporting. We’re not alone in this, so I’m fairly certain that if quotes existed then they would have been included in the articles.
Walmart won’t be selling the Kindle HD on Black Friday.
Will you be buying the new Amazon Kindle Fire HD this Black Friday? If so, it won’t be at Walmart! Although, this will be one of the hottest items of the holiday season this year, Walmart announced that they will no longer sell Amazon.com Kindle products, in their stores or online. Last Friday, Walmart PR put out the following written statement -
“Our customers trust us to provide a broad assortment of products at everyday low prices, and we approach every merchandising decision through this lens… This decision is consistent with our overall merchandising strategy.”
Black Friday 2012 Information
When is Black Friday 2012?
Friday, November 23, 2012
When are Black Friday ads released?
Ads can come out as early as October, but most ads will be posted the week leading up to Thanksgiving. Make sure to check back with us for every ad as it comes out!
What are the best items to buy on Black Friday?
Electronics (especially lesser brand latops and HDTVs), kitchen appliances, DVDs and video games.
What are the worst items to buy on Black Friday?
Winter clothing, toys, luxury items (ie iPhones, iPads, etc), Christmas decorations, and jewelry.